Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tina Campbell used her voice to mobilize people in prayer all over the world in an effort to end slavery in Libya and beyond.
The international time of prayer took place Tuesday after Campbell urged people to take action against the modern day slave trade.
Last month, CNN released an exposé about African migrants who went to Libya in search of a better life but were captured, tortured, imprisoned and sold into slavery. This has largely been a result of the Obama administration‘s decison to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was then killed on Oct. 20, 2011, as he tried to flee his hometown of Sirte.
Alan J. Kuperman, associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, told Newsweek the “overthrowing and killing of Gaddafi led to many of the problems Libya is dealing with today, including the slave trade and its unraveling into a failed state.”
“When you break a state and then don’t stick around to rebuild it, you create a failed state,” the professor, who has written several papers on Libya, said.
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